Thursday, September 17, 2009

Getting There

Mary, Bonnie, and Belle presented at the Metropolitan Area Agency of Aging's board regarding the MinnEESI project today. Prior to the presentation, we had the opportunity to briefly watch a video clip shown at the meeting regarding elders' civic engagement. The video is part of the Twin Cities Public Television channel series "Getting There." Getting There comprises various open and honest dialogues on issues regarding elders. The more impressive aspect of these dialogs are the panel-approach in much multiple experts and laypersons are all involved in the discussions.
While civic engagement is important across the lifespan, it is especially critical in the older population. In this particular segment, the panel discussed each person's definition of civic engagement as well as the multitude of benefits of civic engagement. Please click here for the direct link of this episode.

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